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CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Motor vehicles - Impaired driving or driving over the legal limit - Breathalyzer or blood sample demand - Certificate of analysis

Thursday, July 06, 2017 @ 1:13 PM  

Appeal by Alex from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming his conviction for impaired driving. Alex was stopped by the police who conducted a typical drinking and driving investigation. After he failed a roadside screening device test, the police officer demanded that Alex accompany the officer to the police station to provide samples of his breath. Alex complied and registered readings significantly over the legal limit. Accordingly, Alex was charged with driving “over 80”, contrary to s. 253 of the Criminal Code....